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2012 Organic Finishing Guidebook Issue

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8.As with most resin systems, which cure at elevated temperatures, color changes can occur if the coating is overbaked. CONCLUSIONS Discussed here is a comprehensive selection of waterborne coating technologies that can be used in a wide range of industries. Waterborne coatings can be applied to most types of substrates — metal, plastic,wood, glass, and masonry surfaces. These coatings are commercially available at low VOC levels and satisfy even the most stringent regulations. Depending on the resin system and coating formulation, a full spectrum of physical and chemical performance properties can be expected; therefore, com- panies that now need to get into compliance with the air-quality regulations can and should consider waterborne coatings as possible candidates. 83

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